Furley Page Foundation Grant Making Policy

1. The Objects of Furley Page Foundation CIO a charitable incorporated organisation - Registered Charity number 1163007. (“the Charity”)

The objects of the Charity are to:

“Advance such charitable purposes (according to the law of England and Wales) for the benefit of the public, as the trustees see fit from time to time, in particular, but not limited to making grants to charities, or other organisations working to advance charitable purposes in Kent”.

Under the terms of the Charity Constitution, the Trustees will apply funds at their discretion in support of those activities which help further the objects of the Charity.

2. Funding priorities

2.1  The Trustees initial priorities will be to provide funding targeted at the people and local communities of Kent.  This may include donations to other charities working within the County.
2.2 The number of projects which can be supported will be limited to the amount of funds available for distribution in any year and the Trustees will keep this under regular review.
2.3  The Trustees may change their funding priorities from time to time to ensure the most effective application of available funds.

3. Funding criteria

When awarding funds, the Trustees will apply the following criteria to their decisions:
3.1  Applications from anywhere within the UK will be considered.
3.2  All applications will be considered by the Trustees on their own merits.
3.3 If appropriate, the Charity will consider funding in partnership with others.
3.4 The Trustees will not normally approve the use of the Charity’s funds for purposes for which the government has a statutory responsibility to provide.

4. Grant application process

Applications can be made by email to foundation@furleypage.co.uk or by post to Furley Page Foundation, 39 St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TX.

If you prefer to speak with a Trustee of the Furley Page Foundation or your usual contact at Furley Page about our charity please feel free to do so.  The Trustees are happy to receive initial requests for funding on an informal basis but might, at their discretion, require an applicant to provide further information by completing the Furley Page Foundation Grant Application Form which can be found on our website www.furleypage.co.uk/foundation

Grants will be considered by the Trustees at their meetings, and the Trustees will aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application for funding within three months of the date of the application.

The Trustees will not be obliged to provide an explanation to the applicant should their application be unsuccessful.

5. Monitoring

5.1  It is the policy of the Trustees to monitor all grants made to ensure the Objects of the Charity are being fulfilled.
5.2 Grant recipients will be expected to provide a statement of how their Charity monies have been spent for the year.

 

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